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Airbus-sponsored Ang’elles earn their “wings”

The all-women parachuting team has proven its capabilities in international competitions. A world-class parachuting squad requires many of the same qualities that have driven Airbus’ success around the globe: precision, focus and a great team spirit. This is according to Pascale Dumarcet, who is perfectly-positioned to compare the two activities: she’s a design office engineer… Read More ›

Rockwell Collins signs support contract for Airbus Beluga fleet

Company will provide repair services through its Toulouse, France facility Rockwell Collins has signed a repair agreement with Airbus SAS to support its fleet of five A300-600ST (Super Transporter) Beluga aircraft. The Beluga fleet is responsible for transporting aircraft parts between Airbus facilities. “We are committed to the success of Airbus’ missions, whether it’s their… Read More ›

First Airbus for Lion Group in final assembly

The first Airbus aircraft for Indonesia’s Lion Group has entered the A320 Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will be delivered in Q3 and will be operated by Lion Group’s full service unit Batik Air on its growing domestic and regional network. The aircraft is the first from a major order placed by… Read More ›

A320neo programme starts first major-component assembly.

First A320neo engine pylon assembled in Toulouse. Other NEO subassemblies taking shape soon across Airbus sites. Airbus has achieved assembly of the engine pylon for the first A320neo to fly. The pylon (depicted below), which has just been completed at the dedicated pylon facility in St Eloi in Toulouse, is the first major airframe component… Read More ›

Mission accomplished for ATV Edoardo Amaldi.

    ESA’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Edoardo Amaldi, completed the final part of its highly successful six-month servicing mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up as planned over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific ocean. Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATVs) are the most complex space… Read More ›

Avation Plc takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600 in Asia Pacific region.

The first ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft destined for the Asia Pacific Region was delivered today to the leasing company Avation Plc, as part of an agreement with Australian regional carrier Skywest Airlines and Virgin Australia. The aircraft was received by Avation’s Chief Operating Officer, Rod Mahoney, at ATR’s manufacturing facility in Toulouse, France. Avation Plc… Read More ›

Front section for first flyable A350 XWB arrives at Toulouse FAL.

    Airbus has delivered the front fuselage for the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) to the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France). The impressive 21 metre long section is already equipped with its systems and was flown in from Airbus’ site in Saint-Nazaire (France) by the Airbus Beluga transport aircraft.   The A350… Read More ›

Unique Airbus international recruitment event in Toulouse- France.

Airbus, the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer, is launching a new recruitment initiative in Toulouse, France, on Saturday 30th June 2012 to look for top caliber Engineers, Technicians and Managers to support all Airbus aircraft programs. Positions are available in France, Germany, Spain and the UK for talented professionals with experience in the following areas: structure… Read More ›

First new-build Sharklet-equipped A320 completed in Toulouse.

Airbus has produced the first new-build A320 with Sharklets. Depicted here at its roll-out in Toulouse, MSN 5098 will be one of several A320 Family aircraft in the certification flight-test campaign starting in May this year and lasting around 600 flight hours. These Sharklet tests follow the successful ‘early flight-test’ campaign with Airbus’ A320 MSN… Read More ›

Jetstar Japan takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft.

Narita-based low-cost carrier to start services in July 2012 Jetstar Japan, one of Japan’s newest low-cost carriers (LCC), has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in Toulouse, France. The Japanese carrier will start commercial services in July operating from Narita to Kansai, Fukuoka, Sapporo, and Okinawa with an initial fleet of three aircraft…. Read More ›

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB completes first test flight.

The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine has taken to the skies for the first time, powering an Airbus A380 test aircraft in Toulouse, France. The aircraft flew with one of its four Trent 900 engines replaced by a Trent XWB. The Trent XWB is the most efficient civil aircraft engine on offer in the world and… Read More ›

Airbus predicts Nordic carriers require over 420 aircraft worth US$38.6bn.

Growth and replacement needs for more eco-efficient aircraft. According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), Nordic airlines are predicted to require 424 new passenger aircraft between 2011 and 2030 with a value of US$ 38.6 billion. These new aircraft deliveries will be dominated by single-aisles (365), such as Airbus’ modern A320 Family. Airbus… Read More ›

Japan’s Peach Aviation takes delivery of its first A320

Osaka-based new low-cost carrier to start operation next spring Peach Aviation, Japan’s first low-cost carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320 in Toulouse, France, through a leasing contract with GECAS last Friday. The Japanese carrier will lease 10 A320s. Peach Aviation’s A320 aircraft seats 180 passengers in a single-class layout and is powered by… Read More ›

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